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We love our nightstands, but consider out of the box options when looking for that perfect companion for your bed. Here’s are our top 10 list of nightstand alternatives that offer great functionality and unique aesthetics.

1. A Small Stool
Economical and simple, a small stool can provide a small tabletop for your bedside items while easily complementing a variety of bedroom designs.


2. Side Tables
Side tables and traditional nightstands are often interchangeable. When shopping for a nightstand, make sure to also explore the store’s side table collection as they often have similar height, style, and/or storage.


3. Tree Stump
Invite a piece of nature into your bedroom by using a tree stump at your nightstand. You can get one of varied height or circumference for your needs.


4. Small Ottoman
A low-profile pouf or ottoman can offer an assortment of options when it comes to style – Moroccan, solid, striped, etc. Take a look at some of our small poufs under the Ottomans & Benches section.


5. Short Ladders
A small ladder, particularly one made of natural wood, can provide a unique look and multiple surfaces for placing items. Make sure the steps are broad enough to be practical. Some nightstands are purposefully made with a ladder design.


6. Restored Crates
Stacking 2-3 crates, especially wine crates, can provide a large tabletop surface while offering plenty of accessible storage space.


7. Accent Chairs
Any armless accent chair with relatively flat seat can provide plenty of surface to take the place of a nightstand. Try this out to give your bedroom a carefree and spontaneous appeal.


8. Hanging/Floating Wall Shelves
Most hanging shelves are surprisingly easy to install. As a nightstand, they can save enormous space and open up your room. You won’t see this look in most homes, so guests will immediately notice it.


9. Stacks of Vintage Suitcases
Chic and fashionable, vintage suitcases can provide long-term storage. The large surface make a perfect top for placing lighting, laptops, glassware, or other common bedside items.

10. A Trunk
Store all your memory lane, guest bedding, and other rarely-accessed possessions inside, while taking advantage of the sweeping trunk top for your decor and everyday items.


Source: Froy

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